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Tillandsia ionantha Ecuador form

A form supplied from Ecuador nurseries.

Mexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Morelos, Mexico, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas),

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua

450 - 1,700 m elevation

Epiphytic, Terrestrial

Tillandsia ionantha Ecuador form

Tillandsia (Tillandsia) ionantha Planchon (1854)



  • [ Blooming ] March - May, for 15 days
  • [ Flower ] Purple
  • [ Fregrance ] None
  • [ Blooming size ] 2 - 4 cm (W) x 3 - 6 cm (H)
  • This is very common species but low degree of drought tolerance.
  • Many variations and forms of Tillandsia ionantha are known.
  • Leaves are covered with thick trichomes.

Cultivaton tips

Informations summarized here are based on our experiences, and TrekGEO does not guarantee the results by cultivating in the same or similar conditions described here. Even a species of Tillandsia differs substantially between individuals, and is very sensitive in changes of environments. Applicatons of any idea inspired by this site should be at your own risks.

Very high watering frequency cultivation

Grows well.

Cultivation Log

  • Jan. 2022 A root began to grow.

  • June 2021 A root began to grow.
  • May 2021 Good condition.
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